Trichology is the para-medical scientific study of the hair, hair loss and associated scalp problems. It encompasses the study of the diseases of the human hair and scalp, as well as the assessment of the cause(s) and treatment of these disorders. The word “Trichology” comes from the Greek word, ‘Trikhos’, meaning ‘hair’, and was first conceived as a specialty branch of study in Britain in the late 19th century. It then became a specific para-medical discipline in 1902. Today, Trichology is perceived as the “bridge between cosmetology and dermatology.”
Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss. Did you know there are multiple types of and causes for alopecia?
Dr. Candy has 36 years of experience as a board certified naturopathic doctor and specializes in the field of trichology.
Healthy Hair Growth Cycle:
Main stages of growth and shedding:
Anagen: is the active phase of the hair. The cells in the root of the hair are dividing rapidly. A new hair is formed and pushes the club hair (a hair that has stopped growing or is no longer in the Anagen phase) up the follicle and eventually out. During this phase the hair grows about 1 cm every 28 days. Scalp hair stays in this active phase of growth for two to six years.
Catagen: this phase is a transitional stage and about 3% of all hairs are in this phase at any time. This phase lasts for about two to three weeks. Growth stops and the outer root sheath shrinks and attaches to the root of the hair. This is the formation of what is known as a club hair.
Telogen: is the resting phase and usually accounts for 6% to 8% of all hairs. This phase lasts for about 100 days for hairs on the scalp and longer for hairs on the eyebrow, eyelash, arm, and leg. During this phase, the hair follicle is completely at rest and the club hair is completely formed. Pulling out a hair in this phase will reveal a solid, hard, dry, white material at the root.
About 25 to 100 telogen hairs are shed normally each day.
* Hair loss happens when the healthy and natural growth cycle of the hair follicle is interrupted and becomes fixed or stuck in "its rest phase", Telogen and will not return to its "the growth phase", Anagen.
Fact: Many women and in some cases men, may have a combination of these factors which is why it is important to seek professional help.
The Lotus Concept's Tricho-Wellness hair re-growth program is a multi-therapeutic approach. Our approach combines holistic life style and nutritional coaching, anti-androgens, hormone balancing, autoimmune protective agents, oxygen free-radical inhibitors, hair growth stimulators and laser treatment to stop hair loss and generate new thicker and fuller looking hair . This program is well beyond the ability of single treatment approach to re-grow hair.
Our comprehensive Tricho-Wellness approach has been successful for both men and women.
Tricho-Wellness is a term coined by Dr. Candy Lewis Williams, ND.
She provides her clients first with education, then sound programs and a plan of action to rebuild their health, maintain healthy hair and skin and if necessary, re-grow their hair. These programs are based on products and services scientifically proven to be effective. Dr. Candy is committed to working with you on a continual basis to address your immediate and long term concerns.
By giving you truthful answers and not false promises, it is her goal to provide the best services available. This goal can only be accomplished by working together (practitioner and client) to design a Tricho-Wellness program that will best meet your needs. A Tricho-Wellness program is a multi therapeutic approach that provides the building materials necessary for the body to manufacture healthy hair and the proper signaling to grow. It consists of topical products, Low laser light therapy, (LLLT), one of our TLC comprehensive customized lifestyle and nutritional wellness program recommendations which include professional pharmaceutical grade nutritional supplementation.
Our Products provide your hair with the nutrients it needs and none of the chemicals it doesn't. We have set the standard for delivering the finest, naturally - derived products in the beauty industry and vow to continue developing revolutionary formulations our consumers can trust. We are the perfect solution for today's organic and green demands. Our sustainable products reduce the impact on the environment by using responsibly - sourced raw materials - those that are completely renewable or sustainably harvested.
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This approach is designed to assist you to seamlessly integrate nutrition, supplementation, topical products and laser into your daily routine. We have worked to improve the success and simplicity of each step and offer a variety of treatment programs.
Step 1: Personalized Supplementation, Nutrition and Lifestyle
Step 2: Scalp Hygiene
Goal: Create the best possible environment for your hair to grow!
Step 3: Stimulating Hair growth
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Each person is different, the body and scalp have different needs from time to time. Knowing what those needs are can be difficult. We specialize in finding just the right supplementation, nutritional and topical program for you.
Low level laser hair therapy (LLLT) is a revolutionary, non-surgical breakthrough for both men and women suffering the devastating effects of hair loss. With laser hair therapy, you can achieve thicker, fuller, shinier, and healthier looking hair without harsh glues used in hair systems or the pain endured from transplant surgery.
Low Level Laser Hair Therapy treatment is an effective, non-surgical, drug-free solution for hair loss and thinning hair, delivering light energy directly to the scalp providing nutrients and energy to hair follicles.
Laser Hair Therapy (LHT) is a non-surgical, scientific approach in the cosmetic treatment of hair loss, thinning hair, and scalp problems. LHT has received 30 years of world-wide testing for effectiveness and safety. For the past 18 years we have used laser and recently incorporated 2 devices cleared by the FDA to promote hair growth
Laser Hair Treatment utilizes low light level lasers, delivering light energy directly to the scalp providing nutrients and energy to the hair follicle root. Functioning on the same scientific principle as that of photo-bio-stimulation; laser light stimulates cell metabolism and helps damaged cells to repair themselves. This breakthrough technology has been featured repeatedly on National newscasts across the United States. Physicians are praising this new technology as an effective treatment for hair loss. It is most effective when incorporated with a multi-therapeutic approach with products designed to inhibit DHT, both topically and orally to provide proper scalp hygiene and enhanced Minoxidil 5% compounded with w/ 5% Saw Palmetto.
The Laser was first used in Eastern Europe about 25 year ago to speed up the healing process of diseased individuals. Since the late 1700s, scientific studies have shown that sunlight- or the lack of it - definitely affects our body's biochemistry.
Light also affects our hair, including how fast it grows. We have all experienced how our hair grows quicker during the summer, and this increased growth is due to improved blood supply to the hair follicles stimulated by the red light in sunlight.
Who is a good candidate for the program?
This hair loss program is for all men and women who want to improve weak thinning hair. It is however important to note, with any therapy early intervention is very important.
What should I expect?
Hair re-growth generally can be expected to begin somewhere between the 4th and 6th month. Many may experience thicker and healthier hair as first signs of improvement.
Is it safe?
This is one of the first questions many people have. The answer is absolutely. Laser therapy has been used successfully for more than 30 years to treat a broad spectrum of medical conditions. This therapy has no side effects and is both painless and non-toxic. The type of laser light used in low level laser therapy (LLLT) meets all international safety standards and legislative specifications of a “non-significant risk” product, and is classified as a Class IIIA cosmetic laser.
Are there any side effects?
Laser therapy does not cut, burn, or harm the skin in any way. Unlike pharmaceutical preparations, laser therapy has no known side effects. Photo-medicine or laser therapy provides proper therapeutic treatment without unwanted and dangerous side effects.
Is the treatment painful?
There is absolutely no pain.
Why should I begin now?
Medical professionals agree that it is beneficial to begin a hair treatment program as soon as you notice hair loss. The sooner you start your treatments the sooner you will stop hair loss. If the hair follicles die there is nothing that can bring them back. The earlier you start, the better your results.
How long is each treatment and how soon will I see results?
Laser treatment sessions typically last 30 minutes; 3, 6 and 12 month programs are offered. We offer a maintenance program to help our clients continue to achieve regrowth as well as maintain results.
Laser Hair Therapy has been found to work for clients with a variety of hair loss and scalp conditions, including male and female pattern hair loss, alopecia, chemical damage, eczema, seborrhea, hormonal changes, certain medications and diet or stress factors.
Clients using Low Laser Light Therapy report:
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